Pain and tension in the body is often caused by old injuries that have not resolved and the body’s attempt at compensating for them. The body compensates by switching on some muscles excessively (hypertonic), and turning off other muscles unnecessarily (hypotonic). This creates a string of muscle imbalances and mal-alignments up and down the body.
The Integrated Approach to Injury Management
Traditionally, physiotherapists have treated patients by localizing a joint or body part and focusing their attention on that isolated part. Though, this method has its merits and place, a global approach, taking into account the entire body and person with their individual expectations, thoughts and feelings will yield better long-term outcomes.